Quinn Sullivan

Quinn Sullivan joins Phillip and David to talk about his newest release Wide Awake, performing on television since the age of 6 and his mentor Buddy Guy.


In this episode

  • Quinn talks about his ability to “just hear” the right notes and getting his first guitar
  • Playing guitar on national television at age 6
  • Being mentored by Buddy Guy, starting at age 8 and talking about the documentary The Torch
  • Finding his voice on his new album, both artistically and physically, and getting to play some cool vintage gear on Wide Awake


Quinn Sullivan received his first guitar at three and gained national attention when he appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show at the age of six. Quinn has been touring the world since he was 11-years-old, playing storied venues such as Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl and has shared the stage with his mentor Buddy Guy, as well as Carlos Santana. His performance experience includes appearances on national television programs such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Cyclone, his debut in 2011, was released when he was 11-years-old, and he has released a total of four albums, with 2021’s Wide Awake being most recent and showing sophistication as a songwriter. 

Quinn states “I want to make music that moves people. That is the definition of success for me. ”

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